2014 has come and gone and it is time to start a new. If you haven’t been the best caregiver for your senior now is the time change and if you think you did well, there is still room for improvement for the year 2015.
Here are some New Year’s resolutions that senior caregivers should add to their resolution list.
Give time for yourself
As much as it is important for one to be highly involved in their work, for the following year give more time for yourself as health will always be wealth. You can’t always take care of your senior if you are not in top shape so always take some time out so you can recuperate, get well and keep stress at bay. Trust us, it will do wonders for you.
Give importance to time management between family and your senior
Being a caregiver is tough work there no doubt about that, but that doesn’t mean you should forget your own family. For 2015, make it your resolution that you also make time to spend with your own family. If not, make a compromise by having them visit you and your senior from time to time.
Explore new ideas
There is nothing wrong in getting new innovative ways and ideas to give senior care. In fact it is a highly recommended new year’s resolution. A hint is to read up on the latest healthcare tactics about your senior’s disease may it be Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s or cancer. You’ll never know what will happen in 2015 or if the same old tactics will still be effective so it is best to hit the books and get inspired.
Manage your emotions wisely
As mentioned, being a caregiver is tough work and from time to time your emotions will get the best of you. But always put into mind that seniors are humans and it’s not their fault that they are like that. For this 2015, put in your resolution on emotion management and how you could keep fair judgment even on the most frustrating of times.
Find the courage to ask for help and learn from your mistakes
As much as you think that being independent is a good thing, there is nothing wrong in asking for help. There will be times where you will find yourself in an unfamiliar situation and you may not be able to think your way out. That is why there are senior caregivers nearby to help you sort things out. But that doesn’t mean that you have to ask for help every time. Learn from these experiences and you will find yourself in smoother road in no time.
Caregiving is not easy because you are surrounded by sad events, from a depressing aura to deaths in the home. But always remember that being depressed yourself won’t get you anywhere nor will do anyone any good. Be the light of the home by being the one who bears positive energy. We assure you that it’s not only you who will benefit from it!